Latin America and Caribbean

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2014

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AUG 27

27 August 2014

During this one-hour detailed demonstration of WorldShare Management Services, you will learn how WorldShare License Manager brings together the two key features of electronic resource management: (1) knowledge about licenses that govern their purchase and use, and (2) knowledge base and linking technology that connect users to needed content in a single place.

License Manager: You will see how to reduce the complexity of managing all of your licenses and how you can eliminate the need to synchronize data across multiple interfaces to manage license agreements, rights, access and resolution to full text.

WorldCat knowledge base: You will see how the knowledge base provides comprehensive data about the e-resources of member libraries, automatically updating records in WorldCat, thus giving instant access to licensed resources for users. Also, you will see there is no additional necessary uploading or synchronization of licensed resources with local catalogs.

  • Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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2013

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SEP 18

18 September 2013

Will the future of metadata be an evolution, revolution, or both? From serving as a descriptor of items and collections to now including people and places, the progression and repurposing of metadata is an exciting frontier, full of opportunities and challenges. Participants explored the powerful potential of metadata from a variety of insightful perspectives:

  • Location: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • Venue: In person: Glass Pavilion, Levering Hall, Johns Hopkins University; Online
  • Time: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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JAN 28

28 January 2013

Managing E-books Metadata

  • Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
  • Venue: The Conference Center of the Washington State Convention Center, Room LL3
  • Time: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Pacific Standard Time, North America [UTC -8]

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JAN 26

26 January 2013

See presentations from the Dewey Update Breakfast at ALA Midwinter 2013.

  • Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
  • Venue: The Conference Center of the Washington State Convention Center, Room 202
  • Time: 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM Pacific Standard Time, North America [UTC -8]

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JAN 25

25 January 2013

Seattle, Washington, 25 January 2013. This Americas Regional Council (ARC) Member Meeting and OCLC Symposium included 180 in-person participants (plus more than 250 online).

  • Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
  • Venue: Red Lion Hotel on Fifth Avenue, Emerald Ballroom
  • Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Pacific Standard Time, North America [UTC -8]

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2012

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AUG 14

14 August 2012 - 14 August 2012

The following presentations were made at the International Dewey Users Meeting, held in conjunction with the World Library and…

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MAY 30

30 May 2012 - 30 May 2012

Daniel Boivin, Executive Director, OCLC Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean, welcomed more than 65 participants to the annual OCLC Canada Symposium at CLA. The theme of this year’s event, The Long and Short of Library Collaboration, began with a keynote presentation from Stephen Abram, Vice President for Strategic Partnerships and Markets for Cengage Learning (Gale), Head in the Clouds: Technology in Libraries.

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JAN 22

22 January 2012 - 22 January 2012

Facebook apps install with a simple click. Amazon uses analytics to give you custom reading recommendations. So why not use some of these same technologies to increase library effectiveness? Join product manager Kathryn Harnish as she describes the OCLC platform and related projects that will enable libraries—and their partners—to customize workflows, enhance user experiences and maximize impact.

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JAN 21

21 January 2012 - 21 January 2012

Centralize e-resource management with OCLC Webscale services. The new WorldShare License Manager works with the WorldCat knowledge base to consolidate discovery, fulfillment and management of licensed resources. The knowledge base streamlines article/e-book sharing, enables full link resolution in WorldCat Local and integrates with WorldShare Acquisitions to consolidate all parts of e-resource management.

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JAN 21

21 January 2012 - 21 January 2012

Librarians will share their experiences with OCLC WorldShare Management Services and talk about how to achieve efficiency savings by replacing routine tasks with new integrated and streamlined workflows.

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